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When the quality of constant communication is in question, face to face interaction will always be important. Events like this YP Summit are effective from a professional perspective, but also from a personal, social, and networking perspective....
Tonight! Headshots included!
ROUND TWO OF BIER FEST POURS OUT THIS WEEKEND AT BUSCH GARDENS® TAMPA BAY
Bier Fest is back at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and the park is serving #ThrillsOnTap during this end-of-summer celebration. From bold hops to coaster drops, the party is brewing every weekend from August 17 th  through September 8 th , including Labor Day. 

Environmentalism as a marketing tool: Clearwater Beach nonprofit shows how
'Ocean plastics are an international scourge. According to  National Geographic , some 18 billion pounds of plastic enter the oceans from coastal areas every year. Those plastics directly harm wildlife and take decades or centuries to fully decompose. Ocean Allies, which formed in 2018, offers local businesses a simple trade. The group certifies businesses as ocean friendly if they meet criteria stipulated by the nonprofit. So far, 33 local businesses have been certified, according to the  Ocean Allies website . Founder Sheri Heilman of Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber restaurant says that number is increasing all the time.' - Tampa Bay Times Feature 8/2
Best of St Pete/Clearwater!
The polls are open! Visit St Pete/Clearwater's awards are just around the corner! (2020 seems so close) Follow the link below to vote for your favorite. You can vote once a day!

Polls close on September 6th.

Energy touches all of us every single day, from the food we eat, to the air we breathe, to how we move from home to work and beyond. This is why it’s critical we work together to create comprehensive policies that allow Florida to be a leader in energy innovation. It’s imperative that all Floridians have clean, affordable energy while also creating new opportunities for Florida businesses and addressing the growing crisis of climate change.

I hope you’ll join us September 4-6 for the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit in Tampa. Here, we’ll share ideas on diversifying the state’s energy sources; promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative vehicle technology; spurring economic growth; and adapting to climate change.

Take a moment to review the  agenda  and then  register  for the summit. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa – together, we can keep Florida growing!

Sincerely,

Nicole “Nikki” Fried 
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
‘Year of the Child’ could be Florida House theme for 2020 Session—and beyond

Could 2020 be the “Year of the Child” in the Florida House? Speaker José Oliva is at least kicking around the concept, according to state Rep.  Travis Cummings , the Appropriations Committee chair.

The Orange Park Republican mentioned on a recent episode of the  He Said She Said podcast that the theme is “being workshopped.”

Cummings said he and Oliva dined recently, and the Speaker mentioned the idea, still in development.

“It is a theme that has been discussed, but without any substance to it as of yet,” explained Oliva spokesman Fred Piccolo. “The title is about as much detail as there is. No decision has been made to move forward with it.”


Upcoming Public Meetings
Click on links below for meeting agenda and location details.

Government Affairs / Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday August 20 - 7:45 am

We are combining the two committees into one meeting to accommodate schedules.

Presentations:
"Connecting our Community: Using transportation to link people to jobs, housing and training"
- Barry Burton, Pinellas County Administrator

Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County
- Lindsay Carson and Kate Bauer-Jones
Discussion:
2020 Legislative Priorities
Please join us as we continue the conversation around our 2020 Legislative Priorities.

Location:
"The Ring" Workspaces
600 Cleveland Street Suite 300 Clearwater, FL 33755
Questions?
Email: Don Ewing, Chair of Government Affairs Committee

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
5pm-7pm
$25/ticket, includes headshots!
@ Radiance Medspa
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
12pm-2pm
$50 Member
@ DoubleTree Tampa
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
6pm-8pm
Free To Attend
@ Abe's Place
Friday, September 13th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
$25 Member/$30 Nonmember
$10 CYP/Ambassadors
@ Holiday Inn & Suites Harbourside
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
11am-7pm
$150/Player
$600/Team
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
American Cancer Society
ACS will be holding an open house on Monday, August 19th for those interested in participating on their Event Committee.

Rent office space for $500 per month!
Move-in special! Receive your 1st months rent FREE!
Schedule a tour with Joe Santolucito at 727-481-3194

Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226
jborrow@clearwaterflorida.org


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